The new physics for the twenty-first century / edited by Gordon Fraser
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (viii, 548 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Fraser, Gordon, 1943-
- Part I. Matter and the universe -- Cosmology / Wendy L. Freedman, Edward W. Kolb -- Gravity / Ronald Adler -- New astronomy / Arnon Dar -- Particles and the standard model / Chris Quigg -- Superstring theory / Michael B. Green -- Part II. Quantum matter -- Manipulating atoms with photons / Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Jean Dalibard -- Quantum world of ultra-cold atoms / William Phillips, Christopher Foot -- Superfluids / Henry Hall -- Quantum phase transitions / Subir Sachdev -- Part III. Quanta in action -- Essential quantum entanglement / Anton Zeilinger -- Quanta, ciphers and computers / Artur Ekert -- Small scale structures and "nanoscience" / Yoseph Imry -- Part IV. Calculation and computation -- Physics of chaotic systems / Henry Abarbanel -- Complex systems / Antonio Politi -- Collaborative physics, e-science and the grid : realizing Licklider's dream / Tony Hey, Anne Trefethen -- Part V. Science in action -- Biophysics and biomolecular materials / Cyrus Safinya -- Medical physics / Nicolaj Pavel -- Physics of materials / Robert Cahn -- Physics and society / Ugo Amaldi.
- Underpinning all the other branches of science, physics affects the way we live our lives, and ultimately how life itself functions. Recent scientific advances have led to dramatic reassessment of our understanding of the world around us, and made a significant impact on our lifestyle. In this book, leading international experts, including Nobel prize winners, explore the frontiers of modern physics, from the particles inside an atom to the stars that make up a galaxy, from nano-engineering and brain research to high-speed data networks. Revealing how physics plays a vital role in what we see around us, this book will fascinate scientists of all disciplines, and anyone wanting to know more about the world of physics today.
- 9781139644228 (ebook), 9780521816007 (hardback), and 9780521140027 (paperback)
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